Facts & Figures


The department's undergraduate program is ranked 7th and the graduate program 4th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.


Enrollment (Fall 2016)
Undergraduate 523
Graduate 119
Total Enrollment642
Degrees Awarded (AY 2015-2016)
Bachelor's 83
Master's 17
Ph.D. 6
Total Awarded106
Aerospace Engineering Student writing an Equation on Chalkboard


With a high quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence in all three areas. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include:

  • 34 tenured/tenure track faculty
  • 6 Endowed Chair Holders
  • 4 Endowed Professorships
  • 3 Distinguished Professors
  • 5 National Academy of Engineering Members

Research Areas

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Dynamics and Controls
Materials and Structures